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Old March 3, 2009, 07:01 PM
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The Acer listed above is meant as a DTR laptop and made to take around the house mainly. It's very nice for use around your home but I'd be weary of using it for school, it has alot of glossy surfaces that would be scratched pretty quick and there pretty big/heavy.

For what your looking for I would say Asus or Dell, their build quality seems to be pretty good.
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Old March 4, 2009, 10:32 AM
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Don't know if you are still looking but this MSI is $1000 @ Newegg.ca.

Newegg.ca - MSI GX630-028US NoteBook AMD Athlon X2 QL-62(2.00GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 4GB Memory 250GB HDD DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT - Laptops / Notebooks
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Check out RFD. Every once in a while, someone will post some good deals on laptops and stuff.

Does your stepson's friend really need a "gaming" laptop?
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Thanks for the replies all.

I tried explaining to him that gaming + laptop doesn't work too hot on that kind of budget but he "needs" a laptop and wants to do online gaming.

Passed on these recommendations so will see
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It's a tight budget for a gamer laptop but not impossible. You just have to be aware of the trade-offs, that's all.
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Unless your student is like 6'5" 240lbs and doesn't mind hauling around a big machine.
HAHAHA thats me... and I lugged around an HP 17"er for a few months till I dropped it for a 15.4"
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HAHAHA thats me... and I lugged around an HP 17"er for a few months till I dropped it for a 15.4"
Why the hell did you bring back a dead thread.
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